This book will bring your emotions to the surface as it so vividly describes the ability of mankind to practice genocide, and specifically the Nazi program of WW2. It is incredibly powerful, well narrated and should be read by anyone who has a conscience and questions man's behavior and cruelty on this planet
I have tought of myself as a person who enjoys history and someone who thought I knew most of what there is to know about the the WWII death camps. Reading this book, I came to realize I had missed one of the most important authors and humanists of his time. I think it should be required reading for highschool on up.
I hadn't read Elie Wiesel's "Night" until after I saw him speak at our local university. In his soft-spoken way, Mr. Wiesel explains the atrocities he and his family experienced during the Holocaust. You are there with him. This book must be shared, and his story must always be told, so we may understand the good and evil we are all capable of.
This is a powerful story that must be heard over and over again. It is well told. It is horror. It is bravery. It is pathos. It is history doom to be repeated unless it is history learned. No recompense can be given to the author and to the people that lived it but the honor that is due them for the courage and the dignity that is related here. You will especially feel the author's inner pain at a very difficult death scene, and hope that he has found the forgiveness and peace of his creator.
Hearing this boy's life story... we should all be glad we have a life such as ours. Be reminded about how fortunate we are to be alive.
This is a story of true courage and fortitude. How did the Jewish people maintain their faith under such conditions? I was instructed to read this in college and opted to read it, again, on my own. The events in this novel should have never been allowed to happen. We must make sure they don't happen again...
I was a child born in the 30's, my Dad served in WWII and all my life I have been proud of what this nation did to bring that war to an end. I have always known the story of the persecution of the Jews and the Holocust but it was not until I listened to this book that I truly experienced the horror and I can only imagine. To have lived through it seems almost impossible to me. Great book, great author and great narrator. This book should be required reading for every high school student in this country. This story and sad moment in history must never be forgotten.
I got this book because my oldest son was reading it in his high school class. They later took a trip to the Museum of Tolerance. He was so impressed by the book that he asked me to read it too. This is my sons heritage: Their grandfather came to America right before Elie went to a concentration camp and was about the same age. Even though he didn't have to live through what the book described the experience had a profound effect on him, he has never recovered his faith and hated it when I tried to teach this to my boys. He now thinks your faith and/or heritage is something to hide because you never know when this could happen again. Even though my boys are only half Jewish and only by birth I'm glad there are writings like these to show them why it is important to remember the past.
This was a very graphic and sad book about what happened during the hollocaust. It is one of those books you can't get out of your head for a very long time.